ISBN13: 9781101931042 ISBN10: 1101931043

Crown Books for Young Readers, 2018


I’m delighted with the reception for my latest dog book “Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners”!  I had great fun working on this project.  I got to meet lots of wonderful people and adorable dogs, and I love the result of all the effort that went into the edit and design–take a look and see for yourself!

The reviews are enthusiastic:


Patent’s text burbles with liveliness, and the book is energetically designed with plenty of color, different-sized type, text bullets, and photographs.


Irresistible photos of babies, puppies, kids, and dogs (plus a few token adults) happily frolic across pages as three main sections explore the relationship between people and dogs.

The engaging cover will make this a natural draw for dog lovers, but be sure to promote this as a STEM title, too.

School Library Journal:

The well-researched narrative is presented in an understandable and friendly, yet authoritative, voice…..It has been said man’s best friend is a dog, and this book about canines is sure to make fast friends with young readers.


The book has three parts.  In the first section, I compare dogs with their wolf ancestors.  I also examine how the jobs dogs do for us so willingly originated in natural wolf behavior. The second section goes into the science of the dog/human relationship.  Fascinating brain-study results show how dogs and their humans respond similarly to positive stimuli such as the sight and touch of one another. Section three feaures some of the dog/human relationships that have come about recently as people have realized how much dogs have to offer them.

I think you’ll love the book and enjoy the many adorable photos of dogs and their people enjoying life together, and you’ll learn how we’re truly made for each other.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *